Surpise, surprise - Cherry tomatoes, candied, and with spice!
October 29th, 2012

There finally seems to be light at the end of the tunnel. Shooting for my new cookbook is almost done and if all goes well I will FINALLY have my kitchen back in a few days time. The very same kitchen, that has turned into a daylight studio and chaotic storage room over the last months. Featuring a fridge that – yet again – has proven to be way too small for all the delicious treats, and still, while it always was filled to the brim, Oliver sometimes had a hard time finding something in there he was allowed to eat. How’s that for a tease?


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Tasty Music, Catchy Tunes - September 2012
September 27th, 2012

Just finished another small milestone on the way to my next cookbook and boy do I wish I could already share the recipe I just shot today. It might even end up on the cover… but we’ll see. Anyway, sorry for the long radio silence!  Speaking of radio, earlier today my eyes got stuck to my desktop notes – where I keep track of my latest music discoveries – and I decided to do a quick post and share them. So many great finds and fabulous new releases over the past weeks!


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A classic gets a facelift - Flammkuchen with Peaches & Goat Cheese
August 16th, 2012

Ever since we introduced our neighbors to our classic Flammkuchen two years ago, we are not allowed to participate in our annual backyard party without it anymore. Which isn’t really a big deal, since I could have it once a week, easily – it’s so simple to prepare and tastes so damn good.


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Sour Cherry Vanilla Jam - How do you hide your most precious jam jars?
July 31st, 2012

Judging by our pantry one could easily be let to believe I am working on a cookbook about jams and jellies. But no, I am not. Summer fruits just taste so wonderful right now, how could you not want to preserve this for cold winter months? The more the merrier.

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Tasty Music - Catchy Tunes, July 2012
July 9th, 2012

The influx of new music has slowed down a bit over the last months, tons of work means less time to browse my favorite sites for new tunes. Yet my Twitter stream provides me with the occasional delicacy, well, and then sometimes I just have to treat myself to a mini time-out – preferably spent on some music blogs.


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Happy Dozen - Steamed Pork Buns with Prunes
June 27th, 2012

I know, I know, it’s been a while – guilty as charged. My book project is chasing me like a terrier, consuming most of my daytime (…AND nighttime – have you ever dreamt of recipes? I do!). Recipe testing and writing is dictating my schedule, and taking this part of the process as serious as I do, it’s a lengthy process. After a day’s worth of testing, more testing and writing for the blog isn’t really the first thing that comes to mind. And since I don’t want to bore you with something mediocre, today’s recipe unfortunately took a tad longer. Ok, ok, here we go.


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